Introducing the award
The Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry recognizes distinguished contributions to fundamental or engineering research on the chemistry and utilization of all hydrocarbon fuels. The Storch Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the field of fuel science. This includes research on all aspects of the chemistry and utilization of all hydrocarbon fuels. The research may have been carried out over a long time period (e.g., a lifetime achievement award), or may be particularly innovative research conducted over a relatively short time period (several years). Special consideration will be given to innovation and novelty in the use of fuels, characterization of fuels, and advances in fuel chemistry that benefit the public welfare or the environment.
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2012 Storch Award Winner was Dr. Michael Siskin who presented his Symposium in Philidelphia. Over a career of more than forty years, Dr. Siskin has made significant contributions to the fields of fossil fuel science, including characterization, kerogen maturation, and coal, shale and petroleum conversion. Throughout he has demonstrated a passion for scientific excellence. And, in the process, he has shown that fundamental studies can have a major impact on refinery and chemical plant processing, resource recovery, and environmental performance. Dr. Siskin has been an active member of the ACS divisions of Fuel and Petroleum Chemistry throughout his career. He has organized and chaired a number of symposia, both on specific topics, and also in honor of colleagues. He is a regular referee for a number of ACS journals and serves on the editorial board of Energy and Fuels. He has published over 80 papers in ACS journals and made more than 20 presentations at ACS meetings. Dr. Siskin’s has been an active member of the ACS divisions of Fuel and Petroleum Chemistry throughout his career. He has organized and chaired a number of symposia, both on specific topics, and also in honor of colleagues. He is a regular referee for a number of ACS journals and serves on the editorial board of Energy and Fuels.
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The award was established in 1964 by the Division of Fuel Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), and administered by the Division until 1985. The award was sponsored by Exxon Research and Engineering Company for the 1987-96 presentations. The award is now co-sponsored by the Division of Energy & Fuels and Elsevier Ltd. The award is given annually.
The nomination package should consist of a letter of nomination, two or more supporting letters, nominee's CV and four to six relevant publications. Nominations are due (via email) to the Energy & Fuels Division Award Chair on January 10, 2014.
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Award and Ceremony
The award consists of USD $5,000, a suitably engraved plaque, and an expense allowance of up to $1,500 for travel to the meeting at which the award will be presented, usually the ACS Spring meeting. (USD $ 1,500 contributed by Elsevier Ltd).